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Taken on the way to Fort William from Inverness.

Looks ok to me, maybe a bit keen on the green, but I think maybe the sheep need to go as it diverts the eye to them.

The sky and the hillside look good too..

Not bad for starters!!!

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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 700D
Lens:Sigma 18-250mm DC OS HSM macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Feb 2014 - 3:05 PM
Focal Length:31mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.2
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Another Scottish Loch
Username:Nigwel Nigwel
Uploaded:30 May 2014 - 8:27 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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dudler
dudler Critique Team 1092 forum postsdudler vcard England262 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2014 - 10:49 PM

A lovely scene, and possibly a good place for a sandwich and a drink, watching the weather roll by.

I'm OK with the sheep, but I think the bench may be superfluous: while it's a perfectly-placed bit of foreground interest, and it was definitely part of the scene, I think a crop to remove it leaves a credible composition. Mod coming!

What do you reckon?

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2801 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2014 - 11:52 PM

Its a very nice scene.

I agree the grass is a little intense; the lower area overall can be a little brighter, and the green de saturated somewhat.

I tried this in Mod1, and removed the sheep. I did try a much narrower crop not unlike John, and removed the table, but left out the sheep which is probably better left in for the narrower version.

Regards


Willie

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Nigwel
Nigwel 
31 May 2014 - 12:05 AM

Hi, All 3 are good. Certainly looks better without the sheep I think!!

The more I look at it the more I think the bench works in the shot..

There seems to be quite a bit of empty ground from the right of the bench to the middle trees, maybe too much empty space..

Thanks for the mods..

I rarely think about cropping but I think it can add quite a lot to a photo if done correctly!!

Cheers

Nige.

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brianwakeling
brianwakeling e2 Member 7brianwakeling vcard United Kingdom
31 May 2014 - 12:23 PM

A good shot, nice and crisp.

I've tried cropping the bench out. It also means the skyline leads up to the peak which is now nearer the right hand edge of the frame (see modification 4)

cheers
Brian

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Mike43
Mike43 e2 Member 3Mike43 vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2014 - 11:24 AM

Hi Nige.
By the looks of things not the best weather for photography so with the light being very flat you did well to get what you got. Agree the bence does not help your photo, but for me the little old sheep is doing a fine job of focusing your eye on the center of the shot and not on the rather flat mountain background.

Not sure if you have a bit of flare on your right of the photo?? have uploaded a mod where I have cloned out the bence and darkened the sky a wee bit.
Hope you like it.
Mike.

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Nigwel
Nigwel 
1 Jun 2014 - 6:52 PM

Hi,

Thanks for the mods, all have a great effect on mine.

Still pondering as to whether the bench stays or goes, when it`s there, it looks out of place ands when it`s gone, it looks to open where it was..

What I need to do is get a HD monitor to edit my photos as well as an eye test too..

Has anyone got any suggestions on a HD monitor?

Thanks

Nige.

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